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Food Scientist Savory

Job Category:  Research and Development
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3046

Corbion creates sustainable ingredients based on nature's resources. This is how we contribute to preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.



Corbion's Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) develops functional ingredients which enhance shelf life, food safety, texture, flavor and overall performance of food stuff. What makes us special is that all our ingredient solutions  are based on natural and sustainable resources. We closely work  together with our customers in co-developing innovative solutions. We have multi-disciplinary approach towards innovation. This is how we contribute to reducing food waste and improving food safety.


The Customer Support and Innovation Centre APAC supports existing business as well as the development of new customers and innovations for the APAC market in close collaboration with the R&D, Sales & Business Development teams.


As our Food Scientist (Savory), you, together with your colleagues grow and develop the Savory Food Market for Corbion, with Corbion’s existing as well as upcoming products in line with Corbion's strategy.


You report to the Manager Customer Support and Innovation Centre APAC.




 Assure technical support for the Sales team, Distributors & Customers:

  • Generate data & information to support the value and efficacy of Corbion ingredients for savory application.
  • Conduct proper data analysis to draw meaningful information and conclusion from trials be communicated internally within Corbion and externally to customers.
  • Train & Support the Corbion Sales team, Corbion Distributors as well as participate in Key Customer projects.
  • Represent Corbion and promote Corbion’s capabilities & knowledge at international Conferences & Seminars.


Deliver new innovations to the APAC food market through Collaborating with Business Development, R&D and Market insights:

  • Generate new ideas to develop new products & propositions for the APAC market in terms of savory food application.
  • Lead & Participate in Corbion and/or Customer innovation projects in line with Corbion’s strategic direction & capabilities.



  • Conduct proper housekeeping to ensure that the lab and kitchen is safe and hygienic at all times
  • Manage the food lab, the raw materials/chemicals, the equipment & procedures.
  • Procurement of consumables and/or equipment to upgrade and ensure functionality of the lab
  • Assure that all application trials are registered, reported, scientifically sound and used by the Sales & Business Teams to generate/maintain customers.
  • Generate meaningful reports, presentation slides and other materials to effectively communicate findings and results internally within Corbion and externally to customers.




  • BSc/MSc degree or equivalent in Food Science, Food Microbiology and/or Food Technology.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the Asian food (ingredients) industry with relevant experience in savory food applications (e.g  sauces, chilled prepared foods, fresh noodles, etc.).
  • Hands-on mentality: you enjoy working with the team in the application lab for 50-60% of the time.
  • Result oriented, technically skilled with a creative mindset to overcome application challenges.
  • Strong technical writing and reporting skills.
  • Commercially driven with creativity, passion, and performance orientation;
  • A sensitive & flexible team-player.
  • Self-confident and self-managing, pro-active and taking initiative.
  • Good communication skills: listening, understanding and presenting to both technical and commercial audiences;
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin. Other APAC languages are considered a benefit.
  • You reside in Singapore.
  • Willing to travel up to 10-15%, mostly in the APAC region.


The Environment


What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements


About Corbion 

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of € 1070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2400 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.


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